2017 Class Application Process


The application process for Emerge Michigan will open on Saturday, September 3rd, 2016!  All applications must be completed by Saturday, December 31st, 2016.  Click here to begin your application for Emerge Michigan. 

Emerge Michigan seeks bright, self-motivated women who are committed to effective and ethical political leadership.

Criteria for selection include:

  • evidence of political leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in workplace or community;
  • interest in pursuing political office;
  • demonstrated ability to bring together disparate groups to achieve a goal;
  • ability and desire to build effective networks;
  • ability to articulate a personal political vision;
  • demonstrated ability to inspire others;
  • commitment to full participation and attendance requirements of the trainings.

Applicants must be women who are registered Democrats and reside in Michigan.  Participants must commit to attending all classes in order to be accepted. Classes will take place Saturdays, beginning in March 2017.  

Emerge Michigan will select up to 25 women who meet the above criteria and who we believe have the potential to be political leaders.

Emerge embraces diversity and encourages applications from all women regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

Your application will be complete once you have:
1) completed the online application by December 31, 2016
2) submitted the application fee of $50 (pay here); and
3) Emerge has received two letters of reference (see online application.) 
You are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete. 

Training Dates - Each session runs from roughly 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Revised 2017 Program Dates

Weekend 1: March 4 & 5, 2017

Weekend 2/3: April 1 and 2, 2017

Weekend 4: May 6, 2017

Weekend 5: June 3, 2017

Weekend 6: June 24, 2017

Weekend 7: July 15, 2017 

We are here to help you, whether you are trying to decide if running for office is for you, or you need help completing your application, or you have questions about the program.  Please contact us at beth@emergemi.org or call Beth Kelly at 202-431-9407.


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